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About philjo1

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  • Birthday 09/10/1964

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    New 160 Lt tank

    Hi There Ps. Acei (blue with yellow tails look good with Electric Yellos in my experience. Also get on quite well together. Cheers Phil
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    X. spilopterus

    Hey Bruce Sorry I can't help you with the question... but congratulations on getting the fry. Cheers Phil
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    Anatomy of a tank crash

    Sorry to here about your loss. Similar happened to me.. Lost about 14 Comps that I had been growing up for the last 14 months (my first lot of babies).. Only yhing that survived were some juvenile bristlenose. Cheers Phil
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    shell dwellers

    Hi Juzzo. My suggestion would be to remove the shell to a net as soon as you see the fry in the entrance to the shell. I can't see them lasting long if they emerge from the shell. Cheers Phil
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    firefin eggs

    The same has happened to me a couple of times. the female lays eggs in a barnacle... all looks ok. Couple of days later eggs are gone.. Then a few weeks later she will have another batch and they hatch fine.. Whether ir is something to do with if they are fertilized properly or not I do not know. Cheers Phil
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    trofius they were bought as "kavala" When they are younger the fry are quite pale with the stripes. But the breeding pair seem to stay dark like in the pics. The female tends to show the stripes even though she is dark too. Cheers Phil
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    Hi trofius Feel free to post away. No problems here. Cheers Phil
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    Hi all. Took a few pics after reading the tips. I think I managed to get afew 1/2 decent pics for a change. So I thought I'd share. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Hope you like them. Cheers Phil
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    Full Tank Shot....GO!

    Hi All Thought I would add a pic of 1 of my tang tanks Cheers Phil
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    Tank mates and algae eaters for shelly tank

    Priscacara Have a check in the classified section on here. You can pick up the cyp's a lot cheaper. I have seen 4cm advertised for as low as $9 each. Others around $18 - $20 each Cheers Phil
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    Bristlenose Eggs

    Hi All. I have a pair of Bristlenose that had laid some eggs in a barnacle. They had babies once before and I only found out when I found 1 lonely baby swimming around in the tank. I caught it and placed it in a breeding net but it died a few days later. ( I think the rest may have been eaten by other tankmates.) How do I go about trying to raise the little 1's this time? Do I wait till they hatch to a certain stage and then move them to a breeding net? And then what do I feed the wrigglers? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Cheers Phil
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    Info on Julidochromis transcriptus

    Aiden Pretty much all you need is a male and female and some water! Honestly there isn't any trick. I started with 4.. luckily I managed to bet 2 male and 2 female.. just going by the sizes in the LFS. I have 2 pairs in a 4ft tank who are just continually breeding. They just need a cave, rocks or flower pot to breed in. Cheers Phil
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    Breeding set up pump selection

    Hi all I've just invested in a used breeding set up. It is 5 2' x 1' x 1' tanks with a trickle filter (sump?) The tanks have what I think is side drop filtration?? There is an overflow in the corner of the tank.. then piped from a bulkhead fitting into the sump. It doesn't come with a pump so I need to purchase 1.. question is what sort of volume do I need? Also will I need seperate heaters for each tank or do I just put a heater in the sump.. would that be sufficient? Looking forward to your help. Cheers Phil
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    julidochromis gombe

    Hi. I find that table quite interesting... It states that purchase 3 fish and the probabilty of getting 1m 2f is 37%.. I'm no math's expert. But arent the possibilites as follows. 3m 3f 2m 1f 1m 2f Therefore the probability of getting 1m 2f would be 25%?? Cheers Phil
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    black calvus

    Congratulations Ben. Hope all goes well. Cheers Phil